Kid-Friendly Recipes They Will Want to EatKids love to cook! They develop a sense of independence when they are allowed to measure, pour, and mix together the ingredients of a recipe.Below are 5 simple recipes your kids can make with little or no assistance from a grown-up. Plus, they will LOVE the way they taste!ANTS ON A LOGLog IdeasCarrotsCucumber (slice in half and remove seeds)Banana (slice in half)Apple (cut into wedges)Pear (cut into wedges)Peach (cut into wedges)Filling IdeasAny nut butterCream CheeseCottage CheeseHummusMashed avocado/guacamoleGreek YogurtAnt IdeasRaisinsDried fruit (apricot, dates, figs, pineapple, etc.) cut into raisin-sized piecesPeasSweetcornOlivesCherry tomatoesGrapesBlueberriesSeedsNutsKID CRUNCH MIXIngredient suggestionsPlain or frosted animal crackersTeddy GrahamsPretzels, mini or sticksM&M'sYogurt -or chocolate covered or plain- raisins Marshmellows, miniPuffed cereal (Coco Puffs, Cheerios, Fruit Loops, etc.)Dried fruit (bananas, apples, blueberries, cherries, etc.)DirectionsIn a bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.FROZEN BANANA CEREAL POPSICLESIngredient suggestionsYogurt (strawberry, blueberry, peach, vanilla, etc. (Make it healthier by using sugar-free yogurt.)Melted chocolate (white or dark)Sweet cereal, Fruity Pebbles, Fruit Loops or Coco Crispies Healthier cereals (like granola, Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, etc)Bananas, peeled and cut crosswise in halfWooden popsicle sticksSprinkles or coconut flakes (optional)DirectionsIn individual bowls, shallowly add yogurt and cereal. Place popscicle sticks through cut side of bananas. Dip bananas in yogurt, then roll in cereal to coat. Add sprinkles or coconut flakes (optional). Transfer to waxed paper-lined baking sheets.Freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Transfer to airtight freezer containers; seal containers and return pops to freezer.APPLE SANDWICHESIngredientsApples (let your kids pick their favorite kind)Filling (peanut butter, hazelnut spread, sun butter, etc)Granola, miniature semisweet chocolate chips and/or M&M's DirectionsParents, core the apples and cut the apple crosswise into slices. Spread filling over the slices; sprinkle with toppings. Top with apple slice to complete the sandwich.YOGURT & HONEY FRUIT CUPSIngredientsCut-up fresh fruit (pears, apples, bananas, grapes, etc.)Yogurt (vanilla is our choice but you can try any flavor)HoneyGrated orange zestAlmond extract (1/4 tsp.)DirectionsDivide fruit among individual serving bowls. Combine the yogurt, honey, orange zest and extract; spoon over the fruit.